In Guards (2012), Hito Steyerl pointed out that many museum attendees, standing around venerated works of art, are indeed military veterans, since the private security industry caters to (among others) veterans who can apply their combat training to more docile institutional roles. If we’ve entered an age of privatization, where intelligence, surveillance, prisons and security forces are mostly conducted by private contractors, then it’s important to keep in mind how militarization and privatization directly affect the art world’s own spheres of uncertain symbolic exchange. Fuente: sleek-mag.com
Guards (2012) was shot on location at the Art Institute and features interviews with museum security personnel who have military backgrounds. Intermingled with new and found footage, the interviews explore the officers’ experiences of protecting art and protecting the nation. Fuente: The Art Institute, Chicago
Entrevista con Hito Steyerl (sobre los museos como fábricas, ver a partir de 6:29)
Gracias a Oriol Fontdevila por la información.